Shibam District

Shibam District (Arabic: مـديـريـة شـبـام‎) is a district of the Hadhramaut Governorate, Yemen. Its capital is the town of Shibam, famous for its mudbrick-made tower houses[2] and known as the "Manhattan of the desert".[3] As of 2003, the district had a population of 48,829 inhabitants.[1]

Shibam District
مـديـريـة شـبـام
Coordinates: 15°55′N 48°35′E / 15.917°N 48.583°E / 15.917; 48.583
Country Yemen
 • Total48,829
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Districts of Yemen". Statoids. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  2. ^ مدينة شبام حضرموت "شيكاغو الصحراء". Al-Bayan (in Arabic). 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  3. ^ "The Ancient City of Shibam: The Manhattan of the Desert". 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2018-03-22.